Charles Stovall

 

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email: chast@seas.upenn.edu

Office: 112 Towne

Education:

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, (expected 2020), University of Pennsylvania

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, (2015), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, High Honors

Research Interest:

My primary research interests are in contact mechanics. The evolution of nano-scale interfaces in repeated mechanical contact is not well understood. A specific application of my interests is nanoelectromechanical (NEM) switches and their failure. When the contact is given the increasing complexity of a running current, the state of the contact becomes an even more challenging and intriguing problem.